Kelly Mitchell Gazdowicz

New temporary tattoo designs are finally up in the shop

Shooting all the pictures today for the new website. Very excited since this was supposed to be done by March at the very latest, oops. 😉 #procrastination
So excited to announce that some new temporary tattoo designs will be hitting the shop very soon! #burrowinghome #temporarytattoos #etsyshop

A few shots from August at the farm. I have a lot of reading to do over the next few months to prep for our first maple syrup tap.

Waiting for June archival prints are now available in the shop in both 8x10 and 11x14 formats.

Find them here.

Cecropia moth found at dusk in the pines at the farm. 

When Beagles attack. Francis and Charlie being best friends.
The Black Rabbit of Inlé, Gouache on Arches, Kelly Mitchell Gazdowicz

I had the pleasure of writing a quick fur painting tutorial for the Craftsy blog outlining some of the tips I used to create this piece. If anyone has struggled with painting fur textures (I know I have), or would like a sneak peak into my process, the post can be found here:

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/06/tips-for-painting-fur/
A sneak peak of a project I’m working on. Finished the weasel and on to the next, a little saw-whet owl. These illustrations are going to be a very special part of a Pacific NW wedding.

Just added a few framed prints to the shop.  

Late Spring is in full force at the farm with blooming lilacs, peonies, lupine and iris.

We went up for the weekend to set up a little display of my prints, cards and pillows at the very lovely My Secret Stash in downtown Traverse City and then spent the rest of our time eating blueberry pie, exploring with the dogs and helping my parents garden (although I was probably more helpful with the pie eating than gardening).

We just got back home from a trip to Eleuthera, a gorgeous island in the Bahamas surrounded by some of the clearest water I have ever seen.


The photos seen here are of Gaulding Cay, Twin Sisters, Surfer’s Beach, and the incredibly stunning Queen’s Bath; a place where when the tide is low little pools form and warm in the sun, full of sea life trapped for the day until the tide comes back again.

My days were filled with snorkeling and at night I did a lot of sketching by way of flashlight. I have a few new paintings in the works inspired by the colors and flora found on the island.

Finished! 
"Waiting for June" Gouache on railboard
Kelly Mitchell Gazdowicz
The “Ardent” 8x10 prints are now available in the shop. They turned out even lovelier than I could have hoped!
Snag one here. 

New work in progress, continuing my experiments with gouache.

The piece was inspired by one of my all time favorite books, Watership Down and is my take on the Black Rabbit of Inlé.

Kelly Mitchell Gazdowicz